Consider the Boren

2008_boren_logo_colorThe applications for the 2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at

Boren Awards, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholarships provide American undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire language skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government and a one-year service requirement following the grant period.

Applying for Boren Scholarships for Undergraduates at the University of Iowa

  • International Programs Campus Application Deadline │ January 22, 2014 at 4:30 PM
  • Official Deadline for Application Submission │ February 4, 2014 at 5 PM EST

Applicants wishing to apply for the Boren Scholarship Program will work with Study Abroad to determine a suitable program, and work with Karen Wachsmuth on application submission.  Please consult the Boren webpage for a complete list of application materials.

For more information about the Boren Awards and the African Languages Initiative, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

University of Iowa Campus Contact

Karen Wachsmuth
Academic Programs and Student Services Administrator
International Programs
University Capitol Centre